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Tips for cooking Christmas Dinner

Post by blythburgh » Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:59 am

Make sure you turn on the oven or the stuffing will be cold
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Re: Tips for cooking Christmas Dinner

Post by gle1975 » Sun Dec 22, 2019 2:17 pm

If you do not like sprouts, use orange food colouring to turn them orange and then you can pretend they are carrots.
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Re: Tips for cooking Christmas Dinner

Post by expressman33 » Sun Dec 22, 2019 5:37 pm

Cut the bottom/stalk off the sprouts before peeling off the dead leaves: it makes removing the dead leaves easier
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Re: Tips for cooking Christmas Dinner

Post by expressman33 » Sun Dec 22, 2019 5:39 pm

Let someone else do the cooking :lol: :lol:
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Re: Tips for cooking Christmas Dinner

Post by Luke_PieStalker » Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:13 pm

Have Nandos on speed dial.
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Re: Tips for cooking Christmas Dinner

Post by AAAlphaThunder » Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:06 pm

Make insertions in the Turkey to help it roast all the way through.
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Re: Tips for cooking Christmas Dinner

Post by Chadwick » Mon Dec 23, 2019 1:53 pm

expressman33 wrote:
Sun Dec 22, 2019 5:37 pm
Cut the bottom/stalk off the sprouts before peeling off the dead leaves: it makes removing the dead leaves easier
Bit late for that now. Mine have been on the boil since the start of December.

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Re: Tips for cooking Christmas Dinner

Post by Chadwick » Mon Dec 23, 2019 2:20 pm

Serious tip for sprouts:
As you cut the bottom off, cut a cross into the base. This helps them cook quicker and more evenly so they aren't so bitter inside. You can do that some time ahead and freeze them like that to save time on the day.
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Re: Tips for cooking Christmas Dinner

Post by kevinchess1 » Mon Dec 23, 2019 2:47 pm

Chadwick wrote:
Mon Dec 23, 2019 1:53 pm
expressman33 wrote:
Sun Dec 22, 2019 5:37 pm
Cut the bottom/stalk off the sprouts before peeling off the dead leaves: it makes removing the dead leaves easier
Bit late for that now. Mine have been on the boil since the start of December.
:o

So, you like them a ‘Bit crunchy’ then?
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Re: Tips for cooking Christmas Dinner

Post by kevinchess1 » Mon Dec 23, 2019 2:53 pm

Turkey, 20 minutes a £ plus 20
If it’s over 75 it’s cooked
Roasts, I pare boil mine, but Aunt Bessy are fine
Same with the veg Frozen is very good quality nowadays
Gravy, a packet of Bisto, same with stuffing, packet mix is okay
If the kids want Turkey Twizzlers chip and ketchup let them have it
If you don’t like Christmas pudding don’t buy it get something that goes with tinned custard
Finally ANYONE whose dining at your table should help with the prep or washing up THE END
A V Merry Christmas to you all
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